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14.11.2017
Don’t Panic About Populism: Greater Threats Abound

Populism is malleable and isn’t the problem. The xenophobic nationalism that underpins certain populist movements is what threatens democracy.

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04.09.2017
Germany’s Populists Win Discourses, Not Elections

Is right-wing populism really on its way out – or is it seeping into the mainstream? How can it be countered? An analysis in the wake of the upcoming elections.

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12.07.2017
The Robot and Donald Trump: Technology and the Rise of Populism in the West

What can be done to reconcile technological progress and civic democracy?

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09.05.2017
What is Needed is a Progressive Vision of National Sovereignty

Rather than letting the Right monopolise the idea of national sovereignty, the Left must construct a progressive vision of it and centre it in their politics.

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11.04.2017
Finland Takes a Giant Green Leap

Finland’s municipal elections on 8th April saw the Finnish Green party win an unprecedented 12.4 per cent of votes across the country and right-wing and populist parties take a beating.

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06.04.2017
Cause for Concern: Why We Shouldn’t Feel Relieved After the Dutch Elections

Despite the expressions of relieved euphoria after the Dutch elections, there is little to celebrate.

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01.04.2017
The Economics of Fear: How Orbán Profits from Insecurities

By playing upon fears linked to social insecurities and loss of national identity, as well as threats to national security, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán seeks to position himself as the sole protector of his nation.

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01.04.2017
The Categorical Mistake of “Looking for an Answer to National Populism”

In the face of rising national populism, rather than seeking to combat these forces on their own terms, Green and progressive politicians can instead turn to a far more effective rhetorical tool.

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29.03.2017
Green for the People

How do we define populism? How did it influnce the Dutch elections, and what can Green parties learn from it?

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28.03.2017
The Other People

Erica Meijers unpacks the concept of ‘the people’ at the heart of populist movement’s message, and argues that a look at its theological roots can help to understand and subvert it.

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